Check out a thrilling little taste of what Pearl Jam fans can expect when the Vs./Vitalogy reissue box sets arrive in our hot little nostalgic hands next month. Bassist Jeff Ament leads a quick discussion on the band’s ideas for the box set reissues of PJ’s second and third albums, set for a March 29 release.
As previously reported, the highly anticipated updated releases, remastered by Adam Ayan, are set to coincide with Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary celebration. Accompanying will be a feature retrospective film (directed by Cameron Crowe), a festival weekend getaway for fans and other unearthed musical gems.
Expected in the reissue packages are remastered albums, live performances, a cassette from the band’s Monkeywrench radio series, a composition notebook (similar to those which frontman Eddie Vedder pens his lyrics) and a memorabilia-filled envelope. Extended versions of the reissues are planned as well, which will include Record Store Day vinyl editions for each album. The limited edition collector’s box set will feature a double vinyl LP and CD of Live At The Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994 plus an exclusive digital download of the concert.
In the meantime, have a listen to a phenomenal new Pearl Jam song called Of The Earth.